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Choose Green Moving Services

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Moving is not the most pleasurable thing to do. There are a lot to pack, certain matters need to get fixed, and it can really be expensive. When looking at moving services, you should consider the things it can and cannot do for you on your move. If you find a moving service to be too expensive, you can lessen costs by doing some things that can help you save.

Find a moving service that does not require you to buy boxes. Paper boxes can cost you a lot, especially since you have to pack a lot of stuff. After your move, you will most likely find no use for your boxes. Find a moving service that does not require you to buy boxes. Go Green Moving provides plastic boxes to its customers, and instead of selling, just rents them out. Through this act, you do not only save money, you also help save the earth. offers solutions to movers. Owned by Spencer Brown, the business is now three years old, and continues to get more customers both in the residential and in the commercial areas.

If you are interested in renting the green boxes from, here is how it happens: You first have to contact them and give them the details about your move and about the things that you will need. Afterwards, Recopacks, the boxes that they rent out which are made of recycled plastic, will be delivered to your place. You will then be given time to pack your things until the moving service comes and loads your boxes to the moving truck. After one week, the plastic boxes should be ready to picked up again by

The trend to go green has definitely affected the moving industry. A lot of moving companies are offering environment-friendly services that would not only help save the earth, but would also help save you avoid wasting a lot of money and materials.

Mover Not Shakers, a Brooklyn-based moving service, offers bins for rent around the New York and New Jersey area. Its owner Mark Ehrhardt has recently put up a website called This website aims to provide movers with a list of environment-friendly moving services across the country. He hopes that this website continues to grow and that more moving companies join the advocacy of being eco-friendly.

Tips on Moving and Moving Services

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Here is a list of simple tips that can help you achieve successful moving.

  • It can be of great help if you begin working on your tasks early. If you have plans on moving, you must start working months ahead. Plan details like hiring a moving company, important dates set, and moving storage, among other things.
  • It is definitely advisable to dispose of unnecessary items. Moving takes time and effort whether you are working by yourself or with a moving services company. Therefore, you must only pay attention to important items.
  • Making and following a moving checklist is important. Making a checklist will help you keep up with your schedule and avoid forgetting things that have been accomplished and those that are yet to be done.
  • If you need to use a moving truck, make your reservations ahead of time. If you are planning to drive it by yourself, get driving lessons.
  • Ask help from a couple of friends who you think can commit to the job.
  • Pack your things gradually on a daily basis. Packing everything at once can be stressful. This is one reason why it is important to prepare way before your moving schedule.
  • You may use wardrobe boxes when you pack your clothes. They can help you save time and effort since you would only need to hang your clothes in the boxes.
  • You can use towels as packing materials particularly for breakable items.
  • To save space when packing books, stack them in such a way that the spines are alternating.
  • Prior to your moving schedule, remove the casters of furniture. This will help you prevent the furniture from falling off. You can use a heavy twine to tie them together. Put labels on the pieces so you know which ones go together.
  • Packing similar items in the same box will help make unpacking a lot easier. Avoid filling nearly filled boxes with different items just so to fill them completely.
  • When packing plates, stack the lighter ones on top of the heavier ones. Stacking them in such manner will help you prevent the plates from breaking. You may use newspapers that are crumpled when packing glass.
  • When you have drawers that contain unbreakable items, you may simply tape the drawers and spare yourself from packing every item inside them. Keeping them in the drawers will also help you save space.
  • If you find items that you do not need anymore, you may opt to sell them. This will not only help your move become easier, it can also give you extra income.

What to Do before You Move

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

So, you have finally decided to move into a new home. Even before things start chaotic, start planning and preparing for your big move. This will make it easier for you, as well as to any of the moving companies you will hire to help you in your move. Here are four very important steps you can take to make sure you are moving without any hassle.

  1. Get all the information you can. Keep a file of all the necessary documents for your move. This includes receipts of the expenses you have incurred, and will continue to incur as you move to your new house. Always ask the moving company services that you get to issue you official receipts. You can use these in the future for your tax return. Also, do your own research of the community that you are moving into. Do this as a family activity and involve everyone by asking their opinion on the nearby restaurants, shopping malls and or parks. You should also make sure that you have a file of all the necessary documents that your children are going to need when they transfer to a new school.
  2. Buy all necessary moving items and supplies. All the furniture moving can hurt your possessions. You want all your furniture and properties to be kept safe and secure during the move. It is important to buy all the needed moving storage such as boxes and protective items for your properties and possessions.
  3. Sell the items that you are not going to use anymore. Look at all your properties and start to eliminate those that you can leave behind. You can have a garage sale or you can post the pictures of your items for sale online. Aside from making it easy for you and your moving service, you can also make extra money from the items you may think won’t be much help anymore.
  4. Take an inventory of your properties. Aside from making sure that you pick the best and most affordable among the moving companies in your area, you should also take responsibility for your properties. Keep an inventory of your possessions by listing them down or taking photos or a video of your whole house.

Moving Tips for Your New House

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Moving to a new home can tire the whole family. From uncomfortable spaces to items being misplaced, there are a lot of hassles to everyone as you prepare to move, and even during moving day itself. You have to make sure that you do not miss any important detail as you move into your new […]

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Label Your Boxes for Convenient Moving

Friday, February 20th, 2009

If tossing personal effects inside a carton seems easier and more convenient, you will eventually learn during your unpacking that it is not. Many moving families waste their time stacking their possession in random containers and searching for something in wrong moving boxes. Priced possessions may even suffer breaks and damages because of hasty packing. […]

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Tips to Make Moving Home Cheaper and Better

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Usually, hiring moving companies services make your moving experience an expensive one. And it even gets more expensive when you are unable to pack properly for it takes longer time for movers to load your belongings to the truck. Actually, there are a lot of things you can do to make moving house easier and […]

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Tips for a Stress-free Moving Home Packing

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Moving house can be a stressful and nerve-wracking experience. Just thinking about the planning, preparations and the work involved can sometimes dampen whatever enthusiasm you have of moving. And one of the tedious part of moving home is packing your belongings. Here is a moving checklist to help you pack efficiently and properly. To begin […]

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Cut Moving Weight, Cut Moving Cost

Monday, January 19th, 2009

If you are planning to move out of state or planning a long distance move within a state, you can cut your moving costs by cutting your total truck weight. Usually, moving companies base their total moving costs on three factors: the number and volume of stuff you are moving, the total weight of your […]

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Moving During the Cold Months

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

The cold months are certainly not a great time to move. But if you have already planned to do so, there are some things that you might want to consider in order to make this move a lot more convenient. Stay Warm – whatever happens, you should make sure that you have brought or packed […]

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Moving? How to Pick a Great Hometown

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Moving to a new hometown is indeed exciting for it entails the start of a new life. However, before you contact any moving company or hire movers to help you pack your things, there is still one thing that you need to take care of choosing your new hometown. Obviously, this is easier said than […]

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